Guests need not come on bended knee to Speed Queen’s Bar-B-Q. From ribs to beef to fish, this Wisconsin eatery has something for every lover of home-cooked savory food. Using the "largest barbecue pit in the city," all dinners come with bread and coleslaw to round off rib tips, chicken or turkey. For those on a budget, this establishment offers pork, beef or turkey on a bun. Families are welcome to enjoy the Family Feast menu options, which feed up to five people and include a pan of the meat of your choice. For extra large groups of barbecue lovers, Speed Queen’s Bar-B-Q offers catering services as well. Diners wanting to find more of the restaurant’s delicious trademarked sauces can find them in grocery stores in Milwaukee, Madison and Racine. Hungry patrons are in luck as the restaurant is open every day of the week except Sunday.
Milwaukee Smoked Barbeque was opened just a few years ago by Brian Brieske and Don Michals, who renovated a motorcycle shop to pursue their hobby of smoked barbecue. They’ve been very successful and today sell all the smoked meat favorites such as beef brisket, smoked sausage, barbecued chicken, fork-tender ribs, and more. The secret to their success lies in the dry rub they use on meats and the slow cooking process using Wisconsin hickory wood. They make their own sauce and serve regular meals with side dishes as well as meats by the pound. Milwaukee Smoked BBQ generally receives rave reviews from diners who enjoy the tender barbecue and smoky flavors. They’re open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day and closed on Mondays.
Saz's State House has been called the best barbecue in Milwaukee, and with good reason. Serving up hot and fresh creations to its customers, Saz's has become famous for its sweet and savory signature barbecue sauce that you can taste for yourself slathered on a rack of the restaurant's world-famous ribs. For a multi-meat twist on a traditional sloppy joe sandwich, try the sloppy Saz, featuring four types of barbecued meats atop a brioche bun, this is one hearty sandwich that is sure to satisfy even the biggest appetite. Saz's offers catering, too, so you can bring the fine flavors of Saz's to your next special event, or reserve the State Room to have your party in-house.
For many, barbecue is more than just food – it’s fine art. If you subscribe to this philosophy, the Smoke Shack is just what you’ve been looking for. The Smoke Shack only serves certified humanely raised meats and every sauce is a delight to the senses. The Smoke Shack is certainly an experience and not to be missed. But don’t dally. The Smoke Shack has a reputation for selling out early – once they're out, they're out. So get there early and stay late to experience the best barbecue that Milwaukee has to offer. One taste and we’re sure you’ll agree that the Smoke Shack is the place to be.
Recognized as one of Milwaukee's favorite barbecue joints, Double B's BBQ & Burgers' pit masters oversee the slow-and-low-smoked cuts daily. The tender meats?available with or without house-made barbecue sauce?include half chickens or baby back ribs and are always served with cornbread, honey butter, pickles, and a choice of two sides.
"You will have fun here." That's the prediction of one Shepherd Express writer who visited Ashley's Que, a Walker's Point barbecue joint operated by a trio of seasoned pit-masters. It's true, the atmosphere here seems geared toward laid-back fun; blues songs drift from the speakers, guests sip draft beer next to a fieldstone fireplace, and bartenders mix drinks such as the nutmeg-laced bourbon milk punch. And we haven't even gotten to the food yet.
This is definitely comfort food. Stacks of tender, saucy ribs and piles of beef brisket fill diners' plates, accompanied by sides such as deep-fried corn on the cob or twice-baked potatoes. Although most of the menu sticks to barbecue classics, there are some outliers, including the gyro sandwich.